Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale

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Shayla Witherwood has never been like other girls. Being a half-faerie will do that to you. But with magical powers like invisibility, shape-shifting, and healing kisses, high school is bound to be anything but boring. Throw in an ancient prophecy that is sure to get someone killed and a few unpredictable enchantments, and you have one of the most anticipated faerie tales of the season.

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Shayla Witherwood has never been like other girls. Being a half-faerie will do that to you. But with magical powers like invisibility, shape-shifting, and healing kisses, high school is bound to be anything but boring. Throw in an ancient prophecy that is sure to get someone killed and a few unpredictable enchantments, and you have one of the most anticipated faerie tales of the season.

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VOYA - Lindsey Weaver
Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale is a light, quick read. Even though this book is categorized in the paranormal genre, this "half-faerie tale" is appropriate for readers of all ages. The magical element is very clean and should not be a concern for parents or librarians. It will capture the imagination of middle school and early high school readers interested in an innocent half-faerie trying to discover herself and her origin. Reviewer: Lindsey Weaver, Teen Reviewer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599559636
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Pages: 303
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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  • Posted May 17, 2012

    Great summer read,highly recommended,check it out

    Fantastic story for tweens, teens & adults alike..The story brings you into the world of teens in high school, which we all remember vividly, only this has a twist which keeps you mezmorized ,wondering what exciting fantasy experience Shayla is going to have next. Tamra torero's sense of humor and ability to touch your heart, draws you into Shayla's half-faerie,half human life wishing you could be her very best friend to help her through it all. I'm anxiously awaiting her next book,knowing it will have even more exciting adventures for Shayla. I loved this book so much because it leaves you feeling uplifted & peaceful & hoping our kids will be inspired to have a wonderful high school experience.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Very cute story. Just the right dose of familiar and different.

    Very cute story. Just the right dose of familiar and different. Would recommend for all ages. Worth your time and money for sure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2012

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    Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale is cute and fun with a dar

    Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale is cute and fun with a dark ending. Tamra Torero threw me for a dark surprise with the twisted ending in this sweet fairy tale. Torero also sets a storyline with the popular and unpopular clique groups that teens in high school are into, and how Shayla has the strength to resist this peer pressure. Tamra Torero writes about serious issues with teens, but she didn't hold back on the fun part of being a teenager. There are lots of laughs with all the characters and sweet first love romance. Torero ended this novel with a satisfied ending, but she did leave a small opening where there could be another book.

    Shayla is a sixteen year old homeschooler who's not too sure she’s ready to face Jasper Jenkins public high school. But when Mr. Jock Quarterback, Jace, starts liking Shayla, she thinks she could start to like public school just fine. Where there's a jock, there's also a cheerleader. Bree is the cheerleader queen who doesn't like Shayla taking her Jace and Shayla finds out not everyone plays nice. Shayla is trying to keep her half-faerie identity a secret, but this is getting a little complicated for Shayla when her human world and her faerie world collide. Shayla will have to stand strong in her own strength of who she knows she is and who she wants to be to fight in both worlds.

    Shayla and Jace’s first love is the sweet and cute kind, with Jace wanting to be Shayla’s strong protector. Jace might be strong on the outside with that beautiful quarterback body, but Shayla will become his inner strength and show Jace it’s all right to be who you really want to be.

    Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale is cute, fun, sarcastic, and has a sweet romance. It also touches on some of today’s serious teen issues. I recommend this as a wonderful, young adult read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2014

    An okay read, but didn¿t really stand out from the crowd. Shayla

    An okay read, but didn’t really stand out from the crowd. Shayla is a half-faerie with magical powers, but she also has spunk and personality. Unfortunately, the plot doesn’t offer much originality, and the writing is just okay. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    Shayla has had an interesting life so far. She got the chance to

    Shayla has had an interesting life so far. She got the chance to travel the country with her grandparents while she did homeschool. After her grandfather passes away though, Shayla's grandmother decides it's time to settle down. Settling into a new public school would be hard enough, but Shayla also has to contend with the fact that she is, in fact, a faerie. Well, half a faerie. Not only does she have to learn to work her way through the social structure of school, but she also has to learn how to deal with her faerie magic. This all may be harder said then done.




    This is a very cute book. I really felt for Shayla and all the changes going on in her life. The teenage years are hard enough without having to worry about how to hide your pointed ears from the rest of the school. Luckily Shayla makes some good friends along the way, and she even manages to catch the eye of a handsome young man. I found Shayla's problems to be, for the most part, very relatable. We may not all be faeries, but I think we've all wanted to disappear for a bit. I just never realized the problems disappearing could make too.




    I kind of saw where the plot was going, but I still had great fun reading it. Although the book still managed to give me a surprise or two in there too, so that was good. This is just an easy read that will let you escape for a bit into a world that may seem very familiar. Young girls will enjoy the book too, and they will probably see a lot of themselves in Shayla.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Fun read

    A clean tween-teen novel that's fun and entertaining. Enjoyable and different from beginning to end. Shayla is someone you'd want for a friend. And Josi, too!

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  • Posted August 14, 2012

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    Shayla Witherwood was like Bewitched goes to high school, but sh

    Shayla Witherwood was like Bewitched goes to high school, but she’s a half-fairy instead of a witch. I got the Bewtiched vibe because Shayla would use her fairy powers for very small, every day things like the witch Samantha would. It was a cute, fun, and sweet tale about a girl trying to fit in. As the story goes on, there are a few small twists and and it was fun to see her learn more about who she is. The voice and writing were enjoyable, but the foreshadowing was a little heavy-handed for my taste. Sometimes it seemed like Shayla was a kind of dense, but overall she was a very adorable and relatable character. I thought her best friend had a lot of personality and was fun to read about. The boy Shayla has a crush seemed like he had kind of a flat personality.

    I really enjoyed the shout-out to the Lagoon Amusement park in Utah (which I’ve been to several times). Overall it was a fun, clean read about the sweet and magical fairies you think about when you’re young.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

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    Step into a world where faerie’s exist and high school is

    Step into a world where faerie’s exist and high school is still the biggest obstacle.
    This was a wonderful coming of age story with a magical twist to it. The beautiful imagery and descriptive wording transports readers into a world similar and yet different than their own.
    Shayla is a young girl who not only has to deal with her unusual powers, but the pressures of high school. I really enjoyed getting to know her she was a sweet character and I understood much of what she was going through. I had a great time reading about Shayla’s journey and seeing how she handled all of the new changes in her life as well as seeing how much she grew.
    This is a fairy tale for all ages that fans of fantasy will really enjoy!

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    a fun YA book!

    Let’s just say this book was a bit of a letdown. Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale, started out strong, I was excited and really sucked into the plot. Shayla is a very likable character; she is spunky, funny, and friendly to everyone. The supporting characters are also likable, well except the mean ones. The story even has a nice happy, tidy ending, though there is an opening if the author wants to write another book.

    What I didn’t like, was the ending. Things just started to happen, way too quickly, and then everything ended, and I felt like I was cheated. The last quarter of the book felt like the author spent tons of time developing the plot and characters in the beginning of the book, and then wasn’t sure how to end the story, or didn’t want the book to be too long, so she just rushed everything out as quickly as possible. That disappointed me.

    Now, a younger kid, like 5th or 6th grade, probably wouldn’t notice, but if the kid is an avid reader, advanced reader, or from say 9th grade and up, they probably will notice the really rushed ending, adults will most likely notice it too and just think, why did I waste my time?

    I am giving this book 3 stars, even though it wasn’t all that great, mostly because it is completely appropriate for kids to read. There is no sex, no compromising situations, very minor violence (it comes as part of the very, very quick ending), and the characters are likable and good role models for kids, well except for the mean ones. Shayla is a great example of a stand up kid; she is friendly to everyone, sticks up for her friends, and doesn’t abuse her powers. Just what every teacher or parent would want their kids to be like, if those kids had special powers that is!

    If you are looking for a simple, fast paced book about fairies, your kids will probably enjoy this book. Feel confident in recommending this title, as there is nothing in it that you wouldn’t want your kids to be exposed to, unless you are against fairy tales.

    I received this book as an ARC. I do not get paid to review books; I do so in order to assist you in recognizing books that you might enjoy and also to assist parents and teachers in recommending appropriate books for your kids to read.


    Please read more of my reviews on my blog: sarahereads(dot)wordpress(dot)com

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